Most of us have played with or purchased LEGOs at one time or another. From the Big Blocks to the DUPLO blocks to the very tiny LEGOs, they all help build imagination, spark creativity…and injure the occasional foot when they’re haphazardly stepped on.
LEGOs do more though. They’re playing a big role in education too. LEGO Education is their website where they provide activities and even curriculum for various grade levels, information about their educational toys (which include robots), resources focusing on using LEGO products for education, information about competitions (such as their FIRST leagues), and community news and forums.
We first learned about this side of LEGO when we were at the Otronicon this past Saturday. Many of the teen robotics enthusiasts got their start with LEGO Mindstorms. Mindstorms brings together computer science, technology, engineering, science, and math in one convenient LEGO platform.
More about LEGO Education and Mindstorms is available on their website, which we’ve also provided a link for on our site. Learning happens best when it’s fun, and LEGO has certainly found a way to make learning fun for all ages.